19 April 2021

#AntarcticLog: A whale of a time

Posted by Shane Hanlon

#AntarcticLog is a series of comics by Karen Romano Young. You can find the originals here

What animal lives on the edge? If you’re like me, whales aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. And yet… this week’s #AntarcticLog examples tell the stories of whales with vastly different experiences when it comes to eating. One thing they share is following the food. And so they also share changes as a result of climate conditions that alter the food supply . So they also convey a sense of uncertainty about how they’ll fit into the food chain in the future. So much depends on glaciers… on sea ice… on global warming… and on the currents at the poles and worldwide.

Here are this week’s polar whales:

Karen Romano Young is a writer, artist, deep-sea diver, and polar explorer. Follow her on Twitter & Instagram